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Drax’s Skylark Centre and Nature Reserve, at Barlow Mound in North Yorkshire, has been playing host to families throughout August as part of a free programme of water themed summer events at the site.


The events, occurring every Wednesday and Thursday, have been attend by hundreds of local families. The final sessions will occur on the 23rd and 24th of August and the 30th and 31st.


Parents and children have been able to participate in a variety of fun activities run by Drax’s Skylark Centre visitors team including making bubble art, constructing water runs, making foil boats, bubble wands, woodland walks, water quizzes and ‘sink or float’ experiments with fruits and vegetables.


The Skylark Centre hosts many free events throughout the year for the local community and the annual summer programme is a key part of Drax Power Station’s community calendar.


The nature reserve was developed by Drax in the early 1970s, it is now home to a variety of wildlife and is also a valuable educational resource for schools, colleges and local nature groups.


Nick Robinson, Community and Education Team Leader at Drax Power Station, said:


“The summer family events at the Skylark Centre are an annual highlight for our team. It is fantastic to see parents and children of all ages making a splash participating in our water themed activities and enjoying the natural surrounds of the centre. There will be plenty more great events coming up in the next few months, including Halloween and Christmas, and we look forward to seeing everyone again then.”